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Monday Habs Headlines: Jonathan Drouin looks to become an elite winger once again

Here are your daily links including Drouin looks forward to becoming an elite winger again, Price needs to set the tone, the Kotkaniemi effect, and more

Montreal Canadiens v Buffalo Sabres

Montreal News and Notes

  • After the initial surprise of being switched from centre to wing at the start of training camp, Jonathan Drouin is working on becoming an elite winger once again. [Montreal Gazette]
  • This season should be a success if Carey Price sets the tone, the youth movement is embraced and the penalty kill improves. [NHL]
  • And so far so good as a refreshed Price looks poised and ready to bounce back. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Danault, Tatar and Gallagher line has the potential to become an effective one for the Canadiens. [Montreal Gazette]
  • The Jesperi Kotkaniemi effect: When a player is chosen as the first star without getting a point or a shot on goal. [RDS]
  • If Kotkaniemi ends up defying the odds and earning a spot, it could be seen as a huge positive for the team. [Sportsnet]
  • Andrew Zadarnowski joined TSN 690 to discuss the Habs’ pre-season victory over the Senators, roster projections and more. [TSN]

Around the League and Elsewhere

  • Nathan MacKinnon speeds toward success after last year’s breakout season. [TSN]
  • Can the Canadian Women’s Hockey League break into the world’s biggest market and teach China to love Canada’s game? [Sportsnet]
  • Pre-season is already showing signs of the load Auston Matthews can carry. [Sportsnet]
  • Keith Kinkaid goes old school with pixelated images that resemble an old video game on his mask. [NHL]